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Bass Clarinet, Contra Bass, and Contra Alto Music

Albert R. Rice

in From the Clarinet D'Amour to the Contra Bass: A History of the Large Size Clarinets, 1740-1860

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195343281
eISBN:
9780199867813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343281.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter five is dedicated to bass clarinet music grouped in the categories: early reported works; notation practice; a chronological description of works from 1834 to 1860 listed by composer; band ... More


The Poetics of Sensation in L’Africaine and Tristan und Isolde

Gabriela Cruz

in Grand Illusion: Phantasmagoria in Nineteenth-Century Opera

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190915056
eISBN:
9780190915087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915056.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Opera

Chapter 5 investigates Meyerbeer’s and Wagner’s treatments of operatic perception and sensation in L’Africaine, Lohengrin, and Tristan und Isolde. The discussion highlights the preoccupation with ... More


“Every Word Made Flesh”: Les Huguenots and the Incarnation of the Invisible

Mary Ann Smart

in Mimomania: Music and Gesture in Nineteenth-Century Opera

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520239951
eISBN:
9780520939875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520239951.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

In both Robert le diable (1831) and Les Huguenots (1836), Giacomo Meyerbeer had treated religious subjects in a resolutely mundane and material vein. Certainly, Les Huguenots was a shining example of ... More


The School of Abbé Vogler: Weber and Meyerbeer

Dana Gooley

in Fantasies of Improvisation: Free Playing in Nineteenth-Century Music

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190633585
eISBN:
9780190633615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190633585.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 1 tracks a line of improvisational influence that issued from the organ playing and theoretical teachings of Georg Joseph (Abbé) Vogler, whose most famous students were Carl Maria von Weber ... More


The Age of Grand Opéra

Vincent Giroud

in French Opera: A Short History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117653
eISBN:
9780300168211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117653.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the history of French opera during the age of Grand Opéra. It explains that the period from 1825 to 1870 era was a golden age for opera in general and French opera in ... More


Les heureux étrangers—Italian Music Drama

Mark Everist

in Music Drama at the Paris Odéon, 1824–1828

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234451
eISBN:
9780520928909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234451.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines works by Gioachino Rossini, Giacomo Meyerbeer, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and considers the ways in which Italian music drama was adapted to the conventional boundaries of ... More


The Diorama, Apparitions, and Dream Image in Robert le diable

Gabriela Cruz

in Grand Illusion: Phantasmagoria in Nineteenth-Century Opera

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190915056
eISBN:
9780190915087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915056.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera

The far-reaching transformation of grand opera into a modern medium of spectacle was inaugurated by Giacomo Meyerbeer’s Robert le diable. In the Act III ballet, with the theater darkened, the dead ... More


Introduction

Albert R. Rice

in From the Clarinet D'Amour to the Contra Bass: A History of the Large Size Clarinets, 1740-1860

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195343281
eISBN:
9780199867813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343281.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

For the subjects investigated, this introduction describes: origins, instruments, makers, music, and performers of a subset of the clarinet family, called here large size clarinets. Along with an ... More


Melismatic Madness and Technology

Sean M. Parr

in Vocal Virtuosity: The Origins of the Coloratura Soprano in Nineteenth-Century Opera

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197542644
eISBN:
9780197542675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197542644.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

By the mid nineteenth-century, coloratura had become stylized to the point that it could represent hysterical cries. If we consider technology in its original sense as a “practical art” that extends ... More


Wagner and German Jewish Composers in the Nineteenth Century

Michael Haas

in Forbidden Music: The Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300154306
eISBN:
9780300154313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154306.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the works of Richard Wagner and the conditions of German-Jewish composers in the nineteenth century. It analyzes Wagner's 1850 polemic Judaism in Music and the works of Felix ... More


The Phantom Ship in Der fliegende Holländer and L’Africaine

Gabriela Cruz

in Grand Illusion: Phantasmagoria in Nineteenth-Century Opera

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190915056
eISBN:
9780190915087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915056.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter describes two instances of the re-mediation of grand opera by phantasmagoria, discussing side by side two deployments of the figure of the phantom ship—a seafaring image produced by ... More


Uneasy Bodies: Verdi and Sublimation

Mary Ann Smart

in Mimomania: Music and Gesture in Nineteenth-Century Opera

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520239951
eISBN:
9780520939875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520239951.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter begins with Giacomo Meyerbeer's Robert le diable (1831) because a single aria from that opera exerted a powerful magnetism for Giuseppe Verdi. It looks at the conjunction between melodic ... More


Conclusion: Afterlives of the Romantic Machine

in The Romantic Machine: Utopian Science and Technology after Napoleon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226812205
eISBN:
9780226812229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226812229.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The French Revolution of 1848 was triggered in part by injustices and miseries associated with the emerging industrial regime. Yet reformers such as Victor Considerant, Louis Blanc, Flora Tristan, ... More


The Devil's Opera: Fantastic Physiospiritualism

in The Romantic Machine: Utopian Science and Technology after Napoleon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226812205
eISBN:
9780226812229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226812229.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

During the late nineteenth century in France, the epistemologist Gaston Bachelard introduced the notion of phénoménotechniques to describe the distinctive mode of knowledge that came of age in the ... More


Grand Illusion: Phantasmagoria in Nineteenth-Century Opera

Gabriela Cruz

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190915056
eISBN:
9780190915087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915056.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Grand Illusion is a new history of grand opera as an art of illusion facilitated by the introduction of gaslight illumination at the Académie Royale de Musique (Paris) in the 1820s. It contends that ... More


Religious Wandering in French Romantic Culture

Thomas Kselman

in Conscience and Conversion: Religious Liberty in Post-Revolutionary France

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300226133
eISBN:
9780300235647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226133.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter presents the “wandering Jew” as a symbol that captures the significance of religious choice in French culture during the Romantic era (1800-1848). It relates the surge of interest in the ... More


• Das Judenthum in der Musik

Clive Brown

in A Portrait of Mendelssohn

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095395
eISBN:
9780300127867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095395.003.0051
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In his 1850 essay Das Judenthum in der Musik, Richard Wagner openly criticized Jews in general and Felix Mendelssohn in particular. In his introduction, Wagner focused on the transformation of the ... More


Vestiges of Virtuosity: The French Coloratura Soprano

Sean M. Parr

in Vocal Virtuosity: The Origins of the Coloratura Soprano in Nineteenth-Century Opera

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197542644
eISBN:
9780197542675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197542644.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The specificity of late coloratura’s function in arias has its roots in operatic writing before mid-century. Examining the role pairings in Meyerbeer’s popular nineteenth-century repertory opera, Les ... More


Mother Love

Elizabeth Harlan

in George Sand

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104172
eISBN:
9780300130560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104172.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses the meeting of George Sand and the then young Polish composer Frederic Chopin. With the looming threat of the Russian occupation, Chopin fled Poland and arrived in Paris in ... More


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